BRIDGES
The Boston Camerata's Sixtieth Anniversary Season
2014-2015

A letter from Anne Azéma, Artistic Director


Dear Boston Camerata Friends:


To celebrate Camerata's 60 years of music-making and bridge-building, we will be presenting a new season of superlative music across centuries and cultures, including some of our best-loved programs down the decades, as well as brilliant new productions.


We'll be celebrating the kinship of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim music and ritual (The Sacred Bridge); the roots at Christmastime of our own American song (An American Christmas); the incredible voyages of late medieval musicians across the map of Europe (as part of our MIT ground breaking residency); and, as a centerpiece production, the prophecies, tribulations, and triumph of the young Biblical hero Daniel, as retold in music and motion by the students and clerks of medieval Beauvais (Daniel XXI - The Play of Daniel)


Now is the time to mark your calendars, subscribe (at a discounted rate of 15% until September 15) to our concert series, and make sure you join us to cross these exciting bridges with us.


Looking forward to seeing you in our concert halls.


Anne Azéma and The Boston Camerata team



2014

august

Verdant Grove

Wonderful, early American songs and hymns, circa 1790-1840, most of them from old prints and manuscripts of Newburyport, Boston, and New Hampshire, performed by The Boston Camerata's superb soloist ensemble, directed by Anne Azéma.

The concert includes a special group of rare Shaker songs, mainly from unpublished manuscript sources in Sabbathday Lake, Maine.

10
First Parish Church of Newbury, MA
 
nov

DANIEL XXI - The Play of Daniel

The prophecies, tribulations, and triumph of the young Biblical hero Daniel, as retold in music from medieval Beauvais . Probably the most powerful and musically evocative of all the medieval mystery plays, in a splendid new production conceived by Anne Azéma.
21, 23
Trinity Church, Boston, MA
 
dec

An American Christmas

To celebrate our 60th Anniversary, our Christmas program features music from our very own tradition. From the early years of the American republic, and from a wide range of early tune books and manuscripts, a generous selection of carols, New England anthems, Southern folk hymns and religious ballads for the season.
18
First Parish Church of Newbury, Newbury, MA
 
19
Hancock United Church of Christ, Lexington, MA
 
20
First Church in Cambridge, Cambridge, MA
 

2015

march

Across the Mountain

Tickets on sale soon!
6
MIT Walker Memorial Hall, Cambridge, MA
 

The Sacred Bridge

Back by popular demand! An interfaith celebration unlike any other. Discover with us the common musical roots of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, and the astonishing and beautiful interactions among these traditions. Our program includes elements of Jewish liturgy, Gregorian and Koranic chant, songs and texts of Jewish minstrels, Sephardic folksong, medieval Spanish Cantigas, and Judaeo-Islamic music from the ancient Andalusian tradition. The Boston Camerata is joined by Sharq Arabic Music Ensemble.
29
Pickman Concert Hall, Cambridge, MA